Picnic Site, Shelter & Field Rentals

Picnic sites, covered shelters, and recreational fields are a great home base for a small get-together or family gathering. Designated picnic areas within state parks are available on a first-come, first-served basis or available by reservation. Please contact the regional park office directly or email DEM.RIparks@dem.ri.gov for questions.

Picnic Site
Lincoln Woods State Park

Reservable Sites

Advance payment for reservations is required within 10 business days; upon the receipt of payment (cash, check, or money order accepted), a permit for the site will be issued. Reservations not paid within 10 business days will be canceled. Permit fees are non-refundable.

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  • From the second Saturday in April to October 31, annually, reservations and rental fees are required to use pavilions, shelters, gazebos, designated fields, and picnic tables. Outside of these reservation periods, all areas become first come/ first serve with no rental fee required.
  • Regardless of the time of year, you will need to contact the individual Park Office or contact RI State Park Headquarters at 401-667-6200 or by emailing  DEM.RIparks@dem.ri.gov if you intend to use these areas for an organized group gathering or events in order to determine if the activity requires a Special Use Permit.

Locations with Reservable Sites

Location: Prosser Trail, Charlestown

What's Available: 1 picnic pavilion with 6 tables

  • Reservations are required to use the picnic pavilion from Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day

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About Burlingame State Park Picnic Area

Location: Route 114, Bristol

What's Available: 51 multi-table picnic sites, 3 covered shelters, 1 ceremonial chapel area

Note: the locations of some sites at Colt have changed as of 2020; patrons are advised to check the desired location in person before making a reservation.

  • Reservations are required from the second Saturday in April to October 31

Reservations: 401-253-7482

Location: 1095 Ives Road, Warwick

What's Available: 156 multi-table and single picnic sites, 4 covered shelters including the Carousel Shelter, 11 fields

  • Reservations are required from April 1 to October 31
  • Reservations are required for the Goddard Memorial Equestrian Area from April 1 to November 30

Reservations: 401-884-2010

About Goddard Memorial State Park

Location: 2 Manchester Printworks Road, Lincoln

What's Available: 92 single picnic sites, 4 covered shelters, ball field

  • Reservations are required from the second Saturday in April to the last Sunday of September

Reservations: 401-723-7892

About Lincoln Woods State Park

Location: 151 Pulaski Road, Chepachet

What's Available: 2 covered shelters.

  • Reservations are required from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend to October 31

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About Pulaski State Park & Recreation Area
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Eisenhower House At Fort Adams State Park

Once the summer White House of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, this beautiful property commands breathtaking views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Built in 1873, the Eisenhower House is a beautiful historic home with an extensive lawn overlooking the water that can accommodate both large and smaller events.

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